SHAZAM Questions and Answers (Q&A) - RSS feedhttp://community.econometrics.com/questions/SHAZAM Econometrics, Statistics and Analytics Communityen<font color="white">Copyright <b>SHAZAM Analytics, 2018</b></font>Sat, 07 May 2011 11:52:11 +0000Non Linear Regression Starting Pointshttp://community.econometrics.com/question/201/non-linear-regression-starting-points/What is a good strategy for selecting starting points when setting up a nonlinear regression problem?Thu, 05 May 2011 09:55:02 +0000http://community.econometrics.com/question/201/non-linear-regression-starting-points/Answer by MikeP for <p>What is a good strategy for selecting starting points when setting up a nonlinear regression problem?</p>
http://community.econometrics.com/question/201/non-linear-regression-starting-points/?answer=282#post-id-282This depends on what sort of model you are fitting but if you really can't establish this from knowledge of the data + model you are fitting some self starting techniques include a grid search, quadratic regression or even using linear least squares to get some initial coefficients. Sat, 07 May 2011 11:52:11 +0000http://community.econometrics.com/question/201/non-linear-regression-starting-points/?answer=282#post-id-282